Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2017 Etelle Y. Shur
In the past, video game communities have been studied after they have already been well-established. Studying the Overwatch fandom now, less than a year after the game’s release, while its community is still growing, allows me to observe the way gamers bring prior fandom experiences to a new game and the way a new fan community establishes its own practices. Moreover, the Overwatch fandom is growing at a time when technology is rapidly changing the way fans share transformative works and the way media companies interact with fans. Studying Overwatch fan communities now can give a sense of what is and is not changing and how it might affect fandom.
Shur, Etelle, "Remixing Overwatch: A Case Study in Fan Interactions with Video Game Sound" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 1076.